Presidential candidate of the Alliance Congress Party of Nigeria, Oby Ezekwesili has decided to step down from the 2019 presidential race, so as to focus on helping to build an alliance against the ruling parties, APC and PDP.
“I have decided to step down from the presidential race and focus on helping to build a Coalition for a viable alternative to the #APCPDP in the 2019 general elections. This coalition for a viable alternative has now more than ever before become an urgent mission for and on behalf of the citizenry”, she wrote on her blog.
Her decision, which came in just three weeks to the presidential election, was made following the reactions of citizens at home and in diaspora to the 2019 Presidential Debate held on Saturday 19 January 2019.
In this regard, Oby’s commitment would be to supervise the internal selection process as an outside observer who is passionate about building this alternative force.
“Over the past three months, I have been in private extended talks with other candidates to make a coalition possible that would allow Nigerians to exercise choice without feeling helplessly saddled with the #APCPDP. In doing so, I have not hesitated to offer my willingness to step down my candidacy in order to facilitate the emergence of a strong and viable alternative behind which Nigerians can line up in our collective search for a new beginning”, she wrote.
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